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How do the cucumber tendril coils over-wind?

How do the cucumber tendril coils over-wind?

In a report entitled ,“How the cucumber tendril coils over-winds, ” published in August 31( pp.1087-1091) issue of Science, SI Gerbode, JR Puzey, and L Mahadevan at Harvard University and McCormick AG at Harvey Mudd College have demonstrated that tendril coiling occurs via asymmetric contraction of an internal fiber ribbon of specialized cells. Using physical models of p

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CYCLOPS genes represent a specific form of synthetic lethality

CYCLOPS genes represent a specific form of synthetic lethality

Scientists have identified 56 genes that are vital to cancer cell survival and may represent accessible targets for therapeutic development. In each case only one copy of the target gene is present in the cancer cell due to copy number loss resulting from genomic instability. This study represents a bringing-together of two approaches to understanding the basic mechanics of cancer.

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PSTOL1 – a gene that enhances the uptake of phosphorus in rice plants

PSTOL1 – a gene that enhances the uptake of phosphorus in rice plants

Scientists have identified a gene that enables rice plants to produce around 20% more grain by increasing uptake of phosphorus, an important, but limited, plant nutrient. The discovery unlocks the potential to improve the food security of rice farmers with the lowest value phosphorus-deficient land allowing them to grow more rice grains to add to global rice production, a

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Photosynthesis-like process found in aphids

Photosynthesis-like process found in aphids

In the 17th August issue of Nature published news entitled, “Photosynthesis-like process found in insects”, Kathryn Lougheed reports the finding of Alain Robichon and his associates at the Sophia Agrobiotech Institute in Sophia Antipolis, France. They discovered that aphids may have a simple sunlight-harvesting system. According to them aphids, have carotenoids

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Virus-like nano-particle built to target tumors

Virus-like nano-particle built to target tumors

In the news and comment section of Nature published on the 19 Aug 2012, Daniel Cressey describes virus-like-nano-particle built target tumors. The team headed by Yuhong Chen designed a self-assembling nanoparticle to target tumor cells like a virus. The team observed that mimicking a virus is a useful way to deliver drugs to cancerous cells. The sensational finding wa

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Virus-like nano-particle built to target tumors

Virus-like nano-particle built to target tumors

In the news and comment section of Nature published on the 19 Aug 2012, Daniel Cressey describes virus-like-nano-particle built target tumors . The team headed by Chen designed a self-assembling nanoparticle to target tumor cells like a virus. The team observed that mimicking a virus is a useful way to deliver drugs to cancerous cells. The sensational finding was reported recently b

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The Next Islamic World Academy of Sciences conference to be held in Dhaka in May 2013

The Next Islamic World Academy of Sciences conference to be held in Dhaka in May 2013

The forthcoming nineteenth Conference under the aegis of Islamic World of Academy of Sciences will be held in Dhaka, sometime in May, next year. GNOBB members feel grateful to the Government of Bangladesh for the nice gesture it has shown in hosting the next Conference of the Islamic World Academy of Sciences. The invitation has been extended by Sheikh Hasina, the Prime Minister of

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The Chemical in Hand Soaps may lead to Muscle dysfunction

The Chemical in Hand Soaps may lead to Muscle dysfunction

A group of researchers at the University of California, Davis and the University of Colorado have reported that Triclosan [5-chloro-2-(2, 4-dichlorophenoxy) phenol; an antibacterial chemical widely used in hand soaps] hinders muscle contractions at cellular level, slows swimming in fish and reduces muscular strength in mice. This important finding has been published on August 13, 20

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Heartiest Eid greetings to GNOBB members

Heartiest Eid greetings to GNOBB members

GNOBB would wish all its members and well wishers a very happy and joyous Eid-ul-Fitr. May this Eid bring unmixed happiness and blissful life to all of us. May all of us get the strength to overcome any obstacles that may stand in our way to prosperity and progress. May the days leading to this holiday offer GNOBB members and their families with enrichment and happine

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Designing innovative drugs against Influenza strains

Designing innovative drugs against Influenza strains

Researchers at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Grenoble, France, have determined the detailed 3-dimensional structure of an enzyme called endonuclease (a part of the viral RNA polymerase) which is responsible for a unique mechanism that allows the virus to trick its host cell into producing viral proteins. This important finding is published on the 2nd of August

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